Living in India is an experience like no other. Its staggering size and breadth of culture and history are infectious and its immense vibrancy allows for an unforgettable way of life.

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Vast, colourful and brimming with diversity, India lavishes visitors with an assault on their senses. It’s impossible to visit this country and not be impressed by its art, history and the magnificence of its buildings and scale. From the home of Bollywood in Mumbai to the splendor of cities like Jaipur and Chennai, India never fails to take your breath away. The country also has one of the largest education systems in the world and with English as the nation’s second language there are opportunities for all levels of teachers.

Some key destinations for visitors are:
Goa - A former Portuguese colony turned beachside party town, Goa's the place to head for sun, surf, seafood and, if you're game, a beach party.

Kerala - Cruising along the palm tree-lined backwaters of Kerala on a houseboat, watching local villages and lush jungle slip by while your on-board chef cooks up a storm, is an essential South Indian experience.

Delhi - Fly into the nation's capital and spend 24 hours zooming about in an auto rickshaw, acclimatising to the chaos. A visit to the 17th-century World Heritage-listed Red Fort complex, a drink at the swish Imperial Hotel for a taste of how the British Raj lived, some respite in Lodi Gardens and dinner in hip Hauz Khas village, should all be on the cards.


Teaching in India


Most teaching opportunities exist in India’s key populous cities such as Mumbai and Delhi where you’ll need to be prepared for a fast paced lifestyle. Students are eager to learn and expectations are high. This is a country where teachers really do teach!

India is a fascinating place full of history and culture and attracts teachers from all over the world. The cost of living in India, meaning that your salary can go a long way and enable you to do further travelling in the school holidays or even save money. English is widely spoken across India and the main cities have established expat communities. These cities include Mumbia, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Travel Highlights

It’s a squeeze - India is one of the most populous countries on the planet so expect busy services and up-close contact.

Beware the weather - From October to March, the weather is usually dry and warm. Monsoons and flooding can follow in the rainy season.

Take your time travelling - India is one of the most colourful and intoxicating countries on the planet. But it’s vast! So take your time travelling round it.

“It’s a no from me” - Learn to say 'no thank you' firmly but politely!

Top tip for travelling around India - Try to book into home stays and not hotels. This is great for gaining local knowledge and the food is amazing!

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